Bio-LNG Redefines Sustainability in Global Shipping

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Bio-LNG, the environmentally friendly marine fuel derived from sustainable biomass feedstocks, is now accessible in almost 70 ports worldwide, providing a net-zero pathway for emission reduction in global shipping. Says the article from seatrade-maritime.

  • Bio-LNG is produced from sustainable biomass sources like human and agricultural waste, contributing to around 10% of shipping’s total annual energy demand.
  • With no modifications required, the current fleet of 355 LNG-fueled vessels can readily use bio-LNG as a drop-in fuel, utilizing existing LNG infrastructure for transportation and bunkering.
  • SEA-LNG envisions bio-LNG powering approximately 13% of the global shipping fleet by 2050, playing a significant role in decarbonizing the industry.

Expanding Horizons 

According to SEA-LNG, the environmentally-friendly bio-LNG has made significant headway in the maritime industry, now accessible in nearly 70 ports across the globe. Key ports such as Singapore, Rotterdam, and the US east coast are among those offering this green liquefied natural gas as an alternative fuel.

From Waste to Fuel

Derived from sustainable biomass feedstocks like agricultural and human waste, bio-LNG offers a breakthrough solution for the shipping sector’s energy needs. With an annual production of approximately 30 million tonnes of biomethane, which translates to about 10% of shipping’s total energy demand, this renewable resource is playing a crucial role in curbing emissions.

The Green Vessel Revolution

A game-changer in the fight against carbon emissions, bio-LNG stands as a practically carbon-neutral biofuel. Ship owners who have invested in LNG as a marine fuel can now seamlessly transition to this green alternative, paving the way for significant emission reductions and a greener shipping industry.

The Bridge to a Sustainable Future

With the current global fleet of 355 LNG-fueled vessels ready to adopt bio-LNG as a drop-in fuel without modifications, the potential for widespread adoption is immense. Moreover, its compatibility with existing LNG infrastructure for transportation, storage, and bunkering further reinforces the viability of bio-LNG as the pathway to a sustainable shipping future.

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Source- Seatrade-maritime